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SXSW '12 Review: Celebrity, Notoriety & Living In Public As 'Frankie Go Boom'

  • By James Rocchi
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  • March 11, 2012 3:10 PM
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"Frankie Go Boom" opens with a home video from a long-ago washed-out suburban childhood, as Bruce tricks his brother Frankie into a pitfall prank that's both caught on tape and a trap for the two of them; flashing forward to adulthood -- or something like it -- Frankie (Charlie Hunnam) has exiled himself from everything, holing up in Death Valley to write. And Bruce (Chris O'Dowd, with a solidly American accent) is just getting out of rehab, convinced that the 'films' he makes -- really, just footage -- of disasters like the one that befell Frankie's wedding three years ago, mean he's a director, what with their huge online 'hit' numbers …

Charlie Hunnam Bags Lead Role In Guillermo Del Toro's 'Pacific Rim'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 9, 2011 12:30 PM
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Guillermo Del Toro hasn't had the best run of luck in recent years. The Oscar-nominated "Pan's Labyrinth" might have catapulted him onto the A-list after years of developing a burgeoning cult, but he hasn't made a film since 2008's "Hellboy II: The Golden Army." The Mexican director spent years on "The Hobbit" before leaving the project last summer due to frustrations over delays, and the financial uncertainty of MGM, while his pet project, the $150 million R-rated H.P. Lovecraft adaptation "At The Mountains Of Madness" was scrapped by Universal when a compromise couldn't be reached on the film's rating, despite the presence of James Cameron as producer, and Tom Cruise as the mooted star.

Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde & Charlie Hunnam Sign For Crime Thriller 'Kin'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 17, 2010 1:55 AM
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Bana Also Taking A Meeting On 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter The career of Eric Bana to date has been kind of a funny one. The Australian former stand-up comedian grabbed everyone's attention with a blazing performance, one of the decade's best, in Andrew Dominik's "Chopper," but when Hollywood discovered that Bana could clean up into a chiseled leading man, the actor was thrust into action roles in "Hulk" and "Troy." These were followed by leads in misfires "Lucky You" and "The Other Boleyn Girl," with only an excellent performance in Steven Spielberg's "Munich" proving to be a bright light.

Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman, Lizzy Caplan & Chris O'Dowd Team For 'Frankie Goes Boom'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • November 9, 2010 2:45 AM
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Stars of FX motorcycle-gang drama "Sons Of Anarchy," the on-the-rise Charlie Hunnam and the revitalized Ron Perlman are set to unite on the silver screen alongside comedy thespians Lizzy Caplan and Chris O'Dowd for "Frankie Goes Boom," a project written and to be directed by Jordan Roberts.

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